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It is time for the wish lists to start showing up.  Christmas is already in the stores.  I don’t want to look….yet.  The older we get, the harder it is to buy for our grandchildren.  So much of what they have in their life is disposable.  Temporary.  I like gifts that keep on giving and I’m not talking about reloadable gift cards here.  I like gifts made with love, even if you don’t have to break out a saw or drill or hammer.

One of my very first major scrapbooking endeavors was to make a scrapbook for my mom.  Looking at that scrapbook now, there were lots of flaws but at the time she was like a little girl with HER book.  She love to do road trips and visit her friends.  She carried that scrapbook in her car and she pulled it out every chance she got.  Some of her friends kindly and patiently allowed her to show it to them 3 or 4 times.  As I was making her scrapbook I knew that I wanted to give her something she would cherish forever.

I knew she was showing it off but it wasn’t until her funeral when people were telling me how many times they has seen her book.  It couldn’t have been more valuable if she had made it on the cover of Time.  That would have been being in the right place at the right time, and getting very lucky.  HER book was made with my own hands, my own memories, and as many photos as I could scavenge away from her under false pretenses.

If you DREAM of giving a gift that will never grow old, be disposed of, or traded for the next hot item that hits the market, then today is the day for you to start on this project.

Our own Manda (nibblesSKribbles) is on fire in the forum with a bunch of women who are on a mission.  Their mission is to create such a book for someone in their family.  One woman wants to have her book printed for each of her siblings and her mother too.  Imagine 4 or 5 people hauling their gift around to show all of their friends.  Imagine the stories and the laughter, the emotion connected to their books.  Imagine you could complete an entire book in the next two weeks.  Imagine you could win a prize to have it printed.  If you can believe it, you can achieve it.  Now is the time to join Manda and a room full of women who are getting it done right this minute.  Now,  Imagine handing over a gift that is totally, completely, 100% unique and original to you and the person the book is about.

Now stop daydreaming and get over to the forum!  What are you waiting for?  They’ve already started day 1 and day 2.  But there is still plenty of time to join in and walk away with a completed project that will make the perfect gift for this holiday season.

Look at some of these layouts already completed.

 

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I’ve got my serious face on here.  Serious, because I don’t want you to miss this opportunity, but smiling because I know exactly how valuable such a gift can be.  Digital scrapbooking is a hobby dominated by women who want to leave a legacy.  This is the best place for you to start.  Manda has free helper products to keep you going for two whole weeks.  Combine them with products from your favorite designers and you’ll be thrilled at the end of September.  Oh, and if you happen to want to make a book about yourself, you might want to combine this challenge with Diane’s (ADBDesigns) Everyone Has A Story Challenge.   You’ll get a new prompt each week to help you tell YOUR story.  Forget about Rock Stars and celebrities.  This is about family.  Go ahead.  Take it to the limit!  I mean really…how log has this been on your bucket list?  Run get your freebies and some inspiration and just go for it.  Be sure to red the rules too. so you don’t miss out on fulfilling your dream.

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Before we announce our next giveaway, a big drumroll for the winner of last week’s giveaway: September Give-Away Week 3: Bamboo Capture!! We use random.org for all our onsite drawings & giveaways:

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Congratulations go to commenter #65 Denise S.! Please check the email you used to register on our site for details on how to claim your prize:

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We are busy celebrating six years of theStudio!
theStudio turns SIX
Winners in Round 3 of the Next Designer Contest have just been announced: NDC Week 3: Winners! And the Week 4 challenge has just been posted: NDC Week 4: Dream Vacation.  Anyone can join in, we love new faces!
If you are more of a layout artist, we’ve got something for you too. Layout Artist Contest 2013 it’s time for  Week 4 Sign Ups {Final Week}!

join us September 2 -30 for four weeks; four winners; four challenges. One grand prize winner! Sponsored by MCP Actions.
Photography Contest

And many, many more games & challenges in theStudio Birthday Bash 2013.

Finally for a the last week of our birthday bash, I have a Canon PowerShot A2500 16MP Digital Camera with 2.7-Inch LCD (Red) to give away:

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Simply comment to win.  Blind drawing will be held on Monday, September 30th.  Good luck!

Note: We can only ship to US or Canadian addresses.

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Before we announce our next giveaway, a big drumroll for the winner of last week’s giveaway of a 1TB WD My Passport EHD! We use random.org for all our onsite drawings & giveaways:

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Congratulations go to commenter #140:amsangel! Please check the email you used to register on our site for details on how to claim your prize:

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We are busy celebrating six years of theStudio!
theStudio turns SIX
Winners in Round 2 of the Next Designer Contest have just been announced: NDC Week 2: Winners! And the Week 3 challenge has just been posted: NDC Week 3: Stay-cation.  Anyone can join in, we love new faces!
If you are more of a layout artist, we’ve got something for you too. Layout Artist Contest 2013 it’s time for  Week 3 Sign Ups!

join us September 2 -30 for four weeks; four winners; four challenges. One grand prize winner! Sponsored by MCP Actions.
Photography Contest

And many, many more games & challenges in theStudio Birthday Bash 2013.

Finally for a little bit of fun…I have, another Bamboo Capture to give away-

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Simply comment to win.  Blind drawing will be held on Monday, September 23rd and an all new give-away will be posted.  Good luck!

Note: We can only ship to US or Canadian addresses.

 

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Photography Contest Week 2 sponsored by MCP Actions!

by Toiny Westberry 10 September 2013

TheStudio & MCP Actions have come together to bring your our first annual Photography Contest.  Four weeks, four challenges, four prizes and one Grand Prize Winner! Photography & scrapbooking go hand-in-hand. Almost every layout needs some great photo’s to hold those memories forever.  Challenge your photography skills and earn a chance to win the amazing […]

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September Give-Away Week 2: EHD!

by Toiny Westberry 9 September 2013

Before we announce our next giveaway, a big drumroll for the winner of last week’s giveaway of a Bamboo Capture!  We use random.org for all our onsite drawings & giveaways: Congratulations go to commenter #134: Alquafea!  Please check the email you used to register on our site for details on how to claim your prize:   […]

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Photography Contest sponsored by MCP Actions!

by Toiny Westberry 3 September 2013

TheStudio & MCP Actions have come together to bring your our first annual Photography Contest.  Four weeks, four challenges, four prizes and one Grand Prize Winner!   Photography & scrapbooking go hand-in-hand. Almost every layout needs some great photo’s to hold those memories forever.  Challenge your photography skills and earn a chance to win the […]

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September Give-Away Week 1: Wacom Capture!

by Toiny Westberry 2 September 2013

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Recipe For The Perfect Photo?

by Rebecca 24 April 2013

Have you enjoyed the month long birthday celebration?  Have you won something or participated in one of the challenges?  The month isn’t over so there’s still time.  I love learning new things and I love being surrounded by talented and creative people.  I came home from Japan with a card full of photos and videos […]

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And the Winner is…

by Steph 24 September 2012
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Of our Final Birthday Giveaway… the Wacom Bamboo is lucky number 28…Pam West! Congrats! Thanks to everybody who played along!  Have a great week!

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Birthday Giveaway #3

by Steph 15 September 2012
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It’s giveaway #3 today! Not only are we celebrating DSS’s birthday this month, but today is also our Fearless leader’s Birthday! So a big HAPPY BIRTHDAY to the fabulous T! And for her birthday, today we are giving away a copy of Adobe Photoshop Elements 10…Who needs an upgrade? To win this fun prize all you […]

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